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Chris Miller
Chris Miller
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 21, 2012
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL Tournament director; chief director and club manager of the Washington Bridge League weekly Unit Game. Capable of occasional flashes of competence as a player.

In the real world, a retired software engineer with a past life teaching computer science in UK universities

All views expressed in my posts, except when otherwise stated or when presented as direct quotes from ACBL published policies and regulations, are my own. They are not reviewed or approved by the ACBL.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a grand slam on an endplay
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Barnes, GIB
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
I don't see a reason to impose a Double in place of 6, but if we were to do so, we can't say whether that would be the final contract without seeing the other hand.
WBF Leaves International Olympic Committee
Sadly, the title was so unbelievable that I wasn't fooled for an instant.
Could this remark mislead opponent?
It does - a suggestion that play be curtailed.
Alternatively, North may have forgotten that he didn't open 1 when it came back round to him.
Were EW damaged?
I think South should probably at least cooperate with a 5 cuebid.
Gold Coast Ruling
Kit and Ian C: the law does not say "a player may take whatever action he originally intended provided that he is willing to accept an adverse ruling with equanimity", it says "A player may not choose a call or play that is demonstrably suggested over another by unauthorized information ...
Director Problem
15 B 2: the board should have been completed by the pairs who originally say down to play it; the pair deprived of their rightful opportunity to play the board get an artificial adjusted score. ... [i]If, after the commencement of the auction period, the Director discovers that a contestant ...
What is a ‘convention’?
A convention is not necessarily a single call, but rather an agreed meaning for a collection and/or sequence of calls, some of which may be natural. Consider for example "Bergen Raise", defining the meaning of several responses to one of a major, "Kickback RKC Blackwood", defining multiple responses and ...
Another Game Won by Alpha
Yes and no. The computational horizon tends to be much closer with hidden information, leading to far fewer positions where either a fixed outcome or a clear heuristic evaluation can be reached.
Putting it to You
I rarely take issue with Kit, let alone give voice to my concern. However, I quibble with the description of a 4 response as "To play, not necessarily preemptive". Of course it is preemptive; that is the whole point of the wide-ranging immediate raise to game. We give up ...
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